Nathanael Greene: The American Revolution’s Unconventional Mastermind

4377292926_8d83dabfe9_b

Arriving at the ramshackle camp of the Continental Army at Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 2, 1781 to take up the reins of command, Major General Nathanael Greene wrote to his commander and confidante

read more

A How-To Guide to Counterinsurgency — By A Former Insurgent

403524071_f8b531a5fa_b

You can’t “shock and awe” someone who is not afraid to die, but on the contrary desires to do so on the battlefield. Never underestimate the resilience of your opponent…

Unconventional wars

read more

Alpine Advantage: Unconventional Warfare in Mountainous Terrain

6037183132_ebd27e0582_b

This article first appeared Forward Observer Magazine’s Spring 2014 issue.

From the historical perspective, successful guerrilla warfare operations by irregular forces have usually been conducted

read more

Foreign Internal Defense Tips: Developing Rapport & Compartmentalization

A U.S. Special Forces Soldier with Special Operations Task Force – South conducts a pre-operation brief Feb 8, 2011, with Afghan Commandos with 2nd Company, 3rd Commando Kandak, before embarking on a clearance operation in Shah Wali Kot District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  The commandos detained and turned over 20 suspected insurgents to the District Chief of Police, Bacha Khan, during the operation.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Crisp)(Released).

Former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier Loren Schofield continues his series on building rapport with strangers.  You can read his last article here.

To illustrate the problems of misunderstanding culture

read more

© 2015 Copyright FORWARD OBSERVER. All Rights reserved.